“Chiropractic” originates from the Greek word “praktikos” meaning practical or “done by hand”. Chiropractic is a health profession specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. All chiropractors use a standard procedure of examination to diagnose a patient’s condition and arrive at a course of treatment. Doctors of chiropractic use the same time-honoured methods of consultation, case history, physical examination, laboratory analysis and x-ray examination.
Chiropractors are specialists in the care of the spine, nerves, muscles and connective tissues that make up about 60% of your body. All of the joints in your body are part of this musculoskeletal system and its optimal function is necessary for overall good health. Your spine is the backbone of your entire body, literally and figuratively. That means poor spine health can negatively impact you from head to toe. Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasises the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.
We’re not flawed, we’re merely blocked. We’re not deficient, we’re merely constrained from our fullest expression. Every person is fully equipped for health. The body is a self-healing organism.
Dr Jacqui is passionate about Chiropractic and Paediatrics. With her wealth of experience treating colic, reflux and special needs children, she is committed to helping her patients to achieve their full potential!
Chiropractic works on the nervous system which is crucial to growth and development in a time when this development is the fastest. We want the baby’s spine to be in balance so there’s no undue pressure on their nervous system.
Focuses on providing care in the conservative management, rehabilitation and performance optimisation of the neuromusculoskeletal system for athletes, and participate in a multi-disciplinary sports injury care environment